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34.11 Arun Maira - Leadership in an open system


September 19, 2018 07:43

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NUGGET CONTEXT Arun talks about his perspectives on Leading in an Open System
where you do not have money, authority or power to wield as a source of
influence. As we move towards a world where more and more value is being added
by an ecosystem of players around a corporation (rather than value chains
residing fully inside the company), how CEOs of today navigate this shift and
create the right culture in the organization is critical. GUEST Arun Maira is
a former member of the Planning Commission of India and former Chairman of BCG
India. He had a distinguished career in Tata Motors (then called TELCO) and
rose to be on the Board of the company. He then had to relocate to the US due
to a personal situation and had to reinvent himself at 45\\. He has written
several books, the most recent one being “Listening for well-being:
Conversations with people not like us”. In our conversation, we discuss some
of his key transitions post Tata Motors to the world of Advisory Services. We
talk about how he went about making some of those choices and settled into the
new context. We also deep-dive into his book on Listening and discuss its
impact on various domains. We talk about the art of asking deeper questions,
how we could steer through listening, how we can have tough conversations and
give hard feedback by listening, the trade-off between richness and reach of
conversations and more. Published in September 2018. HOST Deepak is a
Leadership Advisor and an Executive Coach. He works with leaders to improve
their effectiveness and in helping them make better decisions specifically
around organizational and career transitions. He currently runs Transition
Insight ( and works with leaders to handle phases of
transition thoughtfully. He has worked as an Operations Consultant with KPMG
in UK, Strategy Consultant with McKinsey in the US and as a Leadership
Consultant with EgonZehnder (a Swiss Leadership Advisory firm) where he helped
companies recruit CEOs, CXOs and Board Members and worked on Leadership
Development. Deepak is a certified CEO Coach and is an alumnus of IIT Madras,
IIM Ahmedabad and London Business School. His detailed profile can be found at OTHER GUESTS 1.Vijay Amritraj 2.Amish
Tripathi 3.Raghu Raman 4.Papa CJ 5.Kartik Hosanagar 6.Ravi Venkatesan
7.Abhijit Bhaduri 8.Viren Rasquinha 9.Prakash Iyer 10.Avnish Bajaj 11.Nandan
Nilekani 12.Atul Kasbekar 13.Karthik Reddy 14.Pramath Sinha 15.Vedika
Bhandarkar 16.Vinita Bali 17.Zia Mody 18.Rama Bijapurkar 19.Dheeraj Pandey
20.Anu Madgavkar 21.Vishy Anand 22\\. Meher Pudumjee 23.KV Shridhar (Pops)
24.Suresh Naraynan 25.Devdutt Pattanaik 26.Jay Panda 27.Amit Chandra
28.Chandramouli Venkatesan 29.Roopa Kudva 30.Vinay Sitapati 31.Neera Nundy.
32.Deepa Malik 33\\. Bombay Jayashri. DISCLAIMER All content and opinions
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